At Night

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At Night


by T. E. Niemi

At night as
I reach for the shade,
my ghostly reflection
glares at me
from the window.

With skin drawn taut
over protruding cheekbones
and sunken eyes
framed in black,
it frightens me.

I pull down the shade.

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About the Author

A resident of New Hampshire, T. E. Niemi writes poems, screenplays and stories.